Jasper and Ball Ground both got early Christmas gifts in the form of "not-too-bad" weather for their parades over the weekend.
In Ball Ground Friday, the parade had just ended when the bottom fell out with heavy rain. And in Jasper (see picture above) on Saturday night it was cold but not the coldest Jasper Night of Lights and dry. Rain didn't develop until much later.
See information on Christmas events at area churches in this week's print edition.